Charles Duveyrier

born on 12/4/1803 in Paris, France

died on 10/11/1866 in Paris, France

Charles Duveyrier

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Charles Duveyrier (12 April 1803 – 10 November 1866) was a French playwright and Saint-Simonianism ideologist.

A son of Honoré-Nicolas-Marie Duveyrier and half-brother of the dramatist Anne-Honoré-Joseph Duveyrier called Mélesville, Charles Duveyrier partnered several times to the same dramatic collaboration and its success; but he is best known as one of the followers and propagators of the Saint-Simonian doctrines.

In addition to the publications of that school of thought, Duveyrier published several texts including l’Avenir et les Bonaparte (1864, in-8), etc.

In collaboration with Eugène Scribe, Duveyrier wrote the libretto for I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi from their work Le duc d'Albe, which was written in 1838 and offered to Halévy and Donizetti before Verdi agreed to set it to music in 1854

Duveyrier was the father of the Saint-Simonian traveller and geographer Henri Duveyrier.


  • Gustave Vapereau, Dictionnaire universel des littératures, Paris, Hachette, 1876, p. 687
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